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Reading Comprehension: Context Clues
Fifth graders use context clues to help them understand unknown words. In this context clues activity, 5th graders practice identifying context clues on a worksheet, then work with a peer to write their own story. Stories are peer edited and published on Microsoft Publisher or Word.
5th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads
“The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities
Enhance and extend instruction of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin with one or all of these ideas. You might want to cover characterization and summary, or improve understanding of context clues and irony. You can cover any combination of those topics and skills with the activities, presentations, worksheets, and other additional materials included here.
7th - 9th Language Arts 45 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Synonyms and Explanations as Context Clues
How can context clues help your young readers understand material better? Focusing on synonyms and explanations as ways to determine word meaning, this activity encourages your class to find context clues within a sentence. An attached worksheet reinforces the concept.
5th - 7th Language Arts 25 Views 453 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students practice identifying the meanings of unknown words using context clues. In this vocabulary instructional activity, students read sentences which contain an unknown words. They will use the context of the sentence to determine the meaning.
4th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 46 Downloads
Using Context Clues (SMART Board)
Sixth graders discuss ways of dealing with unfamiliar words in reading. They use the SMART Board Notebook file and read the definition of a context clue. Students practice looking for synonyms, antonyms, examples experience, and explanation as the five types of context clues.
6th Language Arts 10 Views 34 Downloads
Using Context Clues
Teach your third graders how to find the meanings of words using context clues. Using this reading lesson, discuss how readers can find the meaning of a word by using the sentences around it. They then complete a worksheet in which they find the meanings of five nonsense words based on the context of the paragraph.
3rd Language Arts 50 Views 259 Downloads
Using Context Clues
Context clues are a vital reading skill, as well as a helpful test-taking strategy. A SMART board lesson prompts sixth graders to practice reading different writing examples, using vocabulary terms from the samples to predict what the material is about.
6th Language Arts 12 Views 161 Downloads
Practice context clues in your second grade class with this reading activity about penguin colonies. After reading a passage about penguins and their life cycles, students define words based on their context clues. A worksheet is provided to guide them through the lesson plan; however, the reading is not included.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 65 Views 279 Downloads
Context Clues, Plot Structure, Conflict, and Personal Narrative Essay
What are the elements of a personal narrative? Get your class talking by reading "The Necklace" and "A Dangerous Game." The lesson focuses primarily on defining certain vocabulary terms (like context clues, plot, conflict, climax, etc.) and identifying components of a text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 79 Downloads
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1) L.6.4a
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of words. While the words in this activity are relatively simple, they will help ease pupils into the process of using context clues. Make the activity stronger by asking class members to explain what specific clues support the meaning they have assigned to each underlined word.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 35 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3) L.6.4a
Improve your pupils' reading comprehension by teaching them how to effectively use context clues. There are seven sentences here that contain an underlined word to define using clues. Class members can write their responses and then justify their answer, citing context clues as evidence.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 46 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core designed instructional activity. Pupils experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text that supports their side during the discussion.
5th - 7th Language Arts 73 Views 156 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to summarize, discuss the importance of the title, demonstrate knowledge of characterization, make inferences, and determine the meaning of words and phrases using context clues.
5th - 7th Language Arts 27 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1)
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of specific words. Learners read a sentence and write the meaning of the underlined word on the line below each sentence. By practicing this skill, class members will soon be ready to figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases by using context clues while reading in class or at home.
6th - 9th Language Arts 52 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2)
One way you can help your learners with reading comprehension is by teaching them how to use context clues to help them figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Here is a resource that asks class members to practice that very skill. Pupils tap into context clues and provide a definition for an underlined word in each sentence.
6th - 9th Language Arts 25 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3)
Ask your pupils to become amateur detectives and use clues to determine the meaning of words. Once they have analyzed the clues, they write the meaning on a provided blank line. If they internalize this process, they can use context clues in any situation.
6th - 9th Language Arts 19 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed